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Good Death

The Myth of a 'Good Death'

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.

Dr. Feelgood

Brenda Keesal | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Brenda Keesal

One day, and whether I like it or not, I won't have a choice. Neither will you, your best friend or worst enemy. If we could invest in the inevitability, we'd all be rich. The problem is; dying isn't sexy and it doesn't sell, while fear, denial and escapism is the defining hustle of our time.

Vivid End-Of-Life Dreams May Help Comfort People Facing Death

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Barry, an 88-year-old patient in a hospice in upstate New York, had an extremely vivid dream one night in which he was driving somewhere unknown. Whil...

The Care and Management of Mortality

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End provides healthy doses of reality - the realities of disease, deterioration, debilitation, decline, dementia, dependence, despondency, and demise.

Change The Course of History... For You And Your Loved Ones

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

Take advantage of this new year to initiate conversations with loved ones about their end-of-life wishes -- and review your own as well.

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Planning a Death

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Dr. Susan Corso

In our society, we rarely if ever talk about what we want in a death. Furthermore, when we even raise the subject, our loved ones shush us as being either morbid or too young for the conversation.